A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Pakistan early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The shallow quake struck at 3:03 am local time.
The epicentre 23 kilometres (14 miles) southwest of the coastal town of Pasni, the USGS said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties in the remote province of Balochistan which covers the quake zone.
Meanwhile, residents in towns and cities near the epicentre, including the port of Gwadar, woke in panic and rushed out of their homes reciting verses from the Koran.
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh